Stepan Hindliyan House
Free admission to Stepan Hindlyan's House
Visit Stepan Hindlyan's House for free with Plovdiv City Card!
Stepan Hindliyan's House is one of the few symmetrical houses in Plovdiv, preserved in their original condition.
- The voucher can be used only once.
- The voucher can be used by people who have the Adult or Adult & Child City Card.
- Please, make sure that this location is not closed to visitors because of scheduled events or unexpected weather conditions.
Built in 1834-35 by unknown master builders, the Stepan Hindliyan House is one of the few symmetrical houses in Plovdiv, preserved in their original condition.
It’s located right next to the Balabanov house and is well known for its artistic and decorative ornamentation. Two artist painters known for their talent authored the decoration (one is thought to be Italian). The spacious hall on the second floor, known under the Turkish word hayet, features a fountain that poured rose water.
The wall decorations abound in intricate geometrical, architectural and floral motifs and landscapes with some of them depicting views of Saint Petersburg, Stockholm, Lisbon, Athens, Venice, Alexandria and Constantinople.
Stepan Hindliyan is known as the founder of a wealthy Armenian family in Plovdiv. He was a famous merchant, whose business frequently sent him as far as India, which is how he earned the nickname of Hindliyan.